I am a doctoral student at Bowie State University in the Culturally Responsive Leaders in Special Education (CRELSE) cohort. I was excited to learn that I could take some Bowie State University courses at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) campus, which was conveniently close to my workplace.
The USG student services are a tremendous support and they have not only helped me balance the demands of work and school, but allowed me to actually enjoy being a student again. The Center for Student Engagement and Financial Resources (CSEFR) kept us abreast of activities and services specifically geared towards graduate students. I feel very welcome and at home on the USG campus.
The reason I chose to return to school to pursue my doctoral degree is because my family instilled in me the value of pursuing quality educational experiences to maximize my potential. My work in the fields of social work, special education, and school-based administration have provided fuel for my purpose. I continuously seek opportunities for personal and professional growth.
As I draw closer to the end of my doctoral journey, I reflect on the wonderful learning opportunities that I have experienced as a result of my educational leadership program. After graduation, I envision myself as a professor or educational consultant helping other students have access and opportunities to maximize their fullest potential.